While I was initially gung-ho about taking computer science in college, I was starting to run out of passion for my classes. I’m only in first year, but I thought that there would be more discussion about computer science topics instead of just coding. Unfortunately for me, it has been nothing but coding and more coding.
Which can get rather boring.
I was really thinking about throwing in the towel, but I was pleasantly surprised with our class on Friday. Our professor was away for whatever reason and their was a substitute speaker. I was just about to leave the class when he said something rather unexpected:
Can someone tell me what cloud computing is?
A lively discussion ensued.
It was the first time that any of us had the opportunity to discuss anything other than programming languages and methodologies. The entire class was actually looking at computing from a macro level instead of the micro level we tend to look at as programmers.
The discussion continued and the speaker provided example of real-world uses for cloud computing. I really felt my eyes opened for the first time since I started college.
It was very refreshing.
I just hope that we have more of these lively discussions – I really felt I learned something in that class.